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cafe europa

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319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
+1 757-399-6652
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Easton, Maryland
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

When traveling through Portsmouth by car or boat we always make time to eat here. This restaurant has a continental flavor and Jon Paul makes dining a true pleasure.

1 Thank George W
Rochester, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Eat at this restaurant basses on reviews. Service was excellent but I feel like the food was off - poor seasoning taste very bla!!. Only 3 table filed in the time I was there. Not the best!!

Portsmouth, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Small but adequate and filling portions. Large menu of daily fresh cooked items. On-street parking and nearby parking garage.

1 Thank JESSE D
Portsmouth, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Each course of my meal was very tasty. My first time there, and they did not disappoint! Loved the "old world" atmosphere.

Thank Gail L
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We tried this restaurant on the advice of a friend and were not disappointed. The décor is brick and wood with many interesting pieces of artwork on the walls. The "drinks person" who is a sommelier recommended a great wine. The food was delicious as was the desserts and coffee. The only reason I have not given a "5" was... More 

1 Thank VaTraveler5
Falls Church, VA
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487 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Private dining on a weeknight. I was the only diner. What a shame to read about one of the best places in Portsmouth and see it so underutilized. I suspect I know why. I ordered the special of yellowfin tuna and requested medium rare. It came to the table dry and overcooked – well done. The sauce Provencal was spicy... More 

Thank RussellJW
Portsmouth, Virginia
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

There are many good restaurants in Hampton Roads, Cafe Europa is considered among the best. For good reason. The food is superb, as is the service and the ambiance. With nightly special offerings, a surprise awaits with every visit. Our meals were deliciously memorable. The Tomato Bisque with crab meat was almost sinful it was so good!

2 Thank ed4_vida_rica
St. Thomas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Ambiance and food here would be five stars in any major city. New York, D.C. New Orleans, San Francisco

Thank mcgarveys
Suffolk, Virginia
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We had never been her but my husband surprised me for a date night. Wow, this is a beautiful, classy place. Felt just like we were back in Europe. We started with a soup with leeks which was amazing! My bowl was way too small..... Excellent. I had their scallop dish which was superb and. My husband had a pork... More 

1 Thank Bennetts_creek
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great food, nice people and the largest dessert selection I can remember. One of the few places that will make go back to Portsmouth.

Thank Tony F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-399-6652

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?